Dental X-rays help dentists visualize diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissue that cannot be seen with a simple oral exam. In addition, X-rays help the dentist find and treat dental problems early in their development, which can potentially save you money, unnecessary discomfort, and maybe even your life.

What problems can Dental X-Rays detect?

In adults, dental X-rays can be used to:

Dental X-rays are not necessary on every visit, but may be taken every couple of years to help the dentist diagnose dental problems.